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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
James Bean is our bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We use coffee from www.mattscoffee.com right here in Maine. Released January 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2015
On tap @ SLL. Pours a cloudy copper color with a foamy white head that settles to a thin film and leaves lots of lace. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, toffee, honey, coffee bean, and yeast aromas. Tastes of caramel, toffee, coffee bean, vanilla, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate. Has a nice coffee presence but it is somewhat muted against the barrel aged qualities. Has a moderate level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap @ Yard House. Slightly hazed golden orange pour with a white head. Lots of coffee and condensed milk on the nose. A bit of banana and lots off caramel. Some orange peel ones through as well. The flavor is pretty sweet. A bunch of coffee, cream, some coriander spiciness, and orange. Hints of booze and bourbon, maybe a little vanilla. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2162) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aromas of apples and stonefruit, subtle clean coffee, honey, toasted coconut, vanilla. Hazy orange with a mostly lasting pillowy white head. Fruity, bready, subtle clove, aftertaste is faint coffee. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1571) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours an opaque yellow color with a coffee aroma. Taste is rich coffee flavor which is surprising because of its light apperance. A slight bourbon tinge on the palate after the swallow. The coffee flavor overwhelms this beer and is flavorful and tasty. A d elicous beer for the style, unique with the coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4172) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
5 dec 2014, tap. Light orange and mildly hazy. Nose is sweet black coffee. Med body and mildly fizzy. Granola malt, mildly fizzy, slightly astringent sweet black coffee. Alcohol isn't very noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey’s Allagash 5th Anniversary event. Hazy golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of sweet coffee, spices, caramel. Tastes of sweet coffee, herbs, spices, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Coffee dominates, can’t say I’ve had a bourbon barrel aged tripel with coffee added but it works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours hazy golden yellow with thin head. Smell is bourbon and malt. Taste is vanilla, bourbon,and a hint of coffee with nice malt balance. Medium body light carbonatin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft at Mekong. Pours golden with a thin white head. Smells of wood and alcohol. The coffee notes come out more on the tongue though the blend with the triple base makes for a strange pairing. It does hide the alcohol fairly well on the tongue. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4921) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2014
10 on on tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Hazy orange golden with a lasting film of cream. Nose is whiskey, caramel, charred oak. Taste is the same goodness. Medium body has low-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2904) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Hazy golden in color.... Aroma of light coffee, bourbon, vanilla... Flavor is light roasted coffee with prevalent vanilla, bourbon... Coffee is notable throughout, still get some candi sugar and citrus, but somewhat blunted by coffee and bourbon... Nice beer, like curieux better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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